County Schools Grade Well In Latest State Education Department “Report Card”

school_report_cardINDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Education released “A-F” school grades for the 2012-2013 school year four months after a grade change scandal sparked a review of the grading system.

The state board of education released the grades during a meeting Friday morning.

All Dubois County schools received a grade of A or B according to the Department of Education except for Tenth Street and Fifth Street elementary schools.  Both received a grade of C, an improvement from the D grades both Greater Jasper Consolidated schools received in 2012.

To view the full grade report, click here.

Schools are graded based on a series of factors including test scores, graduation rates and other performance measurements. The grades have become increasingly important factors recently in determining teacher pay, school funding and possible state takeover.

Former Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett resigned his job as Florida schools chief in August after The Associated Press published emails showing he altered Indiana’s school grading formula to benefit a donor’s charter school.

The new grades were calculated using the Bennett model, but education leaders are developing a new formula.

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